Stefano MastruzziStefano Mastruzzi – Director

Composition Diploma in Conservatorio de L’Aquila under guidance of Maestro Alessandro Cusatelli, Giampaolo Chiti, Ivan Vandor; Classic Guitar Diploma attained in  Conservatorio S. Cecilia of Rome studying with Leonardo Leonardo Gallucci and Carlo Carfagna; Law Degree in lUniversità ‘La Sapienza’; jazz guitar scholarship in Berklee College of Music of Boston, where he studied with Jim Kelly, Gary Burton, Bret Willmott.

 

Composer, guitar player and arranger, he writes music for orchestra, documentaries, short films, realizing hundreds of arrangements and several recording productions for many well-known musicians of both pop and jazz area. As author, in 2005 he publishes the ITALIAN JAZZ REAL BOOK, the first collection of Italian Jazz, from the 50’s to nowadays, distributed in Europe by Carish. Since 1988 he is the Director of Saint Louis College of Music, founder and artistic director of the agency Saint Louis Management, and of 4 recording independent labels (Jazz Collection, Urban49, Camilla Records, ArtUro Sound).

Under his guidance, Saint Louis enormously enriched its activity, from 120 students in 1998 to 1.600 at present enrolled; it opened 4 venues in the heart of Rome (the second in 2002, the third in 2006, the fourth in 2015 and one in Brindisi (southern Italy) in 2010; it got the acknowledgement of the Ministry for Education, got acknowledged by Regione Lazio, got recognised in issuing Diplomas for both the 1st and 2nd cycle degree.

As Editor, he publishes in 2006 “Jazz Moment”, photo collection on international characters who made the history of Saint Louis and since 2007 the free press magazine “Music In”. In 2011 he publishes “Italia del Jazz”, photo history of Italian jazz by Adriano Mazzoletti.
Since 2001 he is the artistic director of several international festivals, such as  Jazz’s Cool (7 editions), Odio l’estate (3 editions), Jazz Stage (7 editions), Rock’s Cool (2 editions), European Jazz Contest (8 editions). In 2012 he gives life, together with the essay writer and journalist Adriano Mazzoletti, to the National Jazz Archive.